10 or more people means admission AND skate rental is $7.00. Just be sure and mention my name (Patricia Zingsheim) or Washington Backpackers Meetup Group.
If it is a downpour the rink will close, light rain; keep skating! If in doubt, you can call the skating rink at[masked] or call me on[masked]-2834.
We will skate at this stunning new public park on the site of the historic Washington Canal in the heart of DC’s Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. The skating rink meanders .......
through the park recalling frozen canals of northern Europe and perhaps the Washington Canal itself, as historical records suggest that ice-skating occurred on the Tiber Creek in winter during the 19th century. Canal Park just opened this November on the site of an abandoned and contaminated bus parking lot; a model for sustainable park design.
Opening Night (Model Environmental Design - http://www.canalparkdc.org/about/sustainability)
THE WINTER PICNIC Bring your favorite holiday cookies and/or other treats to share. Kathryn and I will bring the hot chocolate, marshmallows, and a few other goodies.
Adult Admission - $8
Seniors (55+), Military, Children under 12 Admission - $7
Skate Rental - $3
Navy Yard Metro (New Jersey Ave Exit) on the Green Line. Click here for walking directions from the Metro to the Park.
Capitol South Metro on the Orange/Blue line. Click here for walking directions from the Metro to the Park.
Union Station--Navy Yard Route via Capitol Hill. The Circulator costs only $1 and runs every 10 minutes weekdays 6am - 9pm, Saturdays from 7am - 9pm, with extended weekend and evening service for Nationals game days. Click here for a route map and hours of operation.
Parking is available at the surface parking lots off of 3rd St. Click here for a map of the parking lots.
Multiple Metro bus routes including the A42, A46, A48, P1, P2, V7, V8, V9 have stops along M Street, SE. Visit the Metrobus website here for bus route map and hours of operation.
Check of the DC bike map here for a list of roads with bike lanes and bike trails. Canal Park has bike racks clustered throughout the park. Capital Bikeshare is also conveniently located at the corner of M and New Jersey Ave., SE and at corner of First St. and N St., SE. Visit any Capital Bikeshare station and for just $5 a day, enjoy access to bikes throughout DC and Arlington. For more information on monthly and annual memberships, visit www.CapitalBikeshare.com.
Canal Park is walkable from Capitol Hill. Click here for walking directions from Pennsylvania Ave, SE and 3rd St, SE.